The LORD Will Not Let Baruch Be Killed 45 1 In the fourth year that Jehoiakim[K] was king of Judah, Baruch wrote down everything I had told him.[L] 2Then later, the LORD God of Israel told me to say to Baruch: 3You are moaning and blaming me, the LORD, for your troubles and sorrow, and for being so tired that you can't even rest. 4But all over the earth I am tearing down what I built and pulling up what I planted. 5I am bringing disaster everywhere, so don't even think about making any big plans for yourself. However, I promise that wherever you go, I will at least protect you from death. I, the LORD, have spoken.
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